American consumer confidence as measured by the Thomson Reuters/Ipsos Primary Consumer Sentiment starts 2018 with a measured uptick to stand at 61.6. This is up almost a point from December 2017 and well above the mark set at the beginning of last year. Jharonne Martis, Director of Consumer Research at Thomson Reuters, said, “When consumers feel better about their personal financial situation, they tend to spend more freely.
As the year comes to an end, U.S. consumer confidence is up vs. a year ago. Likewise, the Thomson Reuters Same Store Sales Index is looking at a 1.7% growth, stronger than last year's 0.8% result. Consumer confidence, as measured by the Thomson Reuters/Ipsos Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI), is flat finishing out 2017. The overall index for December stands at 60.7 for American consumer confidence - an increase of just 0.2% compared to last month and up 2.3% Y/Y.
Millennials are a coveted group. The largest sector of the U.S. population, they are a generation that has a preference for experiences over things. As a result, luxury retailers are targeting millennials directly, offering experiences that are social media-ready in an effort to target and engage a bigger audience. The retail landscape has changed significantly in line with the preferences of millennials; it’s not enough to have a brick and mortar store, or even an online presence.
Consumer Confidence as measured by the @thomsonreuters /Ipsos saw an uptick to start 2018 derived from stronger confidence in personal fin health. This is reflected in our retail earnings idx which is expected see double digit growth this yr. Report: https://goo.gl/Ct7kPbhttps://t.co/fxANnAzPvL
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